October 15, 2016 - 1:26 PM
ENDERBY - Enderby City Council will once again be hitting the pavement to meet with businesses and gain first-hand perspective on how the local economy is changing. Council, along with the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures North Okanagan, will be undertaking a Business Walk on October 26, 2016 from 9:00-11:30 am.
"We hosted our first Business Walk last year and it was a huge success. A Business Walk is a great way to take the pulse of local businesses. A big part of this is helping connect businesses with services available through the City of Enderby, Community Futures and our Chamber of Commerce," said Enderby Mayor Greg McCune.
Business Walks give elected officials and business support organizations an opportunity to listen to the business community and identify common themes. Business owners will be asked a set of questions which will give valuable information about the local economy and opportunities to grow or sustain business.
“Business Walks provide an opportunity for a conversation with business owners and help to capture the pulse of the business climate,” Leigha Horsfield of Community Futures North Okanagan says. "This helps to get the right resources into the hands of business owners so that they can succeed. It gives elected officials a chance to get feedback on how their policy decisions can create a favourable economic climate and foster business growth."
“I am really thrilled to be working with the Chamber and Community Futures on this Business Walk,” says McCune. “With the City’s ongoing delivery of case-managed development services from its front counter, Community Futures now direct delivering business services in Enderby once per week and the Chamber renewing its services, this is an exciting time for us to work together to ensure that our business community is thriving.”
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